Archive for the ‘kids’ Category

Mint choco cookies

There seem to be only two reactions to the onset of the summer holidays. Relief, for all those parents who have angels for kids. That is not me. So the other is dread, wondering how the heck to handle the two brats for another 4 and 7 extra hours respectively! I would like to blame […]

Cup cake play!

Scouring stores for cake decorations may seem a bit crazy, but hey, when you find them, they are SO worth the hunt! But I am yet to find really nice ones here in Bangalore. So if you know any stores, please do tell! In the meantime I ask friends traveling to India to bring some, […]

Strawberries and chocolate!

Without any preamble, let us get to the basics of this very basic dessert / snack / sweet tooth fix… Melt chocolate buttons or choclate cut into small pieces, over a double boiler. (Microwaving is OK, but the chocolate dries up). I love the double boiler because you can turn off the heat and leave […]

Snack in a box, antioxidants!

It’s fruit attack day…and not mangoes! The fruit bowl has simply been overflowing with mangoes this season but the snack in the box today focused on antioxidnats. Perhaps the pollution along the school route has something to do with the frame of mind? Though, I must admit, I don’t know in what forms oxidants do […]

Snack in a box, raw mango, skewered

‘Tis the bitter-sweet season. Heat and rain, bleary-eyed school mornings and fun snack box-packing. Yerrrsssssss! Another school year begins and it’s time to put on those thinking chef hats (they called toques, seriously?!). My older one loves raw mango, so this is a first time attempt to get that into the snack box and make […]

Dry fruits ‘holige’, sweet dish

This is a very different holige ( a sweet dish very prevalent and loved in India) sent in by Neeta Hegde. She sent it to me long back, and I’ve been keeping it under cover unwittingly :). Here it is, Neeta! It has a dry fruit filling, instead of the regulation cocnut+jaggery or lentils+jaggery fillings. […]

Hand grenades (cheese, onion bread roll)

Once in a while, the deep-fry syndrome hits. And no matter what you do, your feet are dragged to the cabinet with the kadai and your hands irrevocably reach for the oil can. Well, what I do is give up and quietly get some lip-smacking ingredients ready for a tum-smacking snack. So this time when […]

Snack in a box, apple checkers

The weeks are zipping by and it’s almost the end of Feb! Soon the summer hols will kick in and aaaahhhh I don’t have to wake up at an unearthly hour and worry about what to put in the boxes!!! But, while we are still here and the school days skip on – here is […]

Snack in a box, corn, pommegranate, sprouts

What can get healthier than this huh? An incessant drive to get as much health-in-a-box as possible has me reaching… For these bright little cup cake molds. They’re silicone cup cake molds which came in my last batch of serendipitous searching the net for baking accessories. And which I haven’t yet used to make cup […]

Snack in a box, black chickpeas

This should actually be called lunch in a box, but the ‘siab’ phrase is growing on me :). I’d pack just rice and a salad, or just rotis and a salad all these days for Sid’s lunch..without ever thinking a wee bit out of the box (!). But ever since the 3-compart’mentor’ entered the kitchen […]